Best Scope For Browning Bar – Reviews and Buying Guide FAQs

Once you get the taste of a good riflescope, it’s quite impossible to go back to a toy-like riflescope. If you have a hunting rifle like the Browning Bar, then you definitely could use a good riflescope. That’s the thing, what is a good riflescope? How do you determine it’s good and it’s not?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long to find the answers to all of those questions. I hope you are ready to go on a ride. After all, we are supposed to find the best riflescope for Browning Bar. We can’t go unprepared. Enough distraction, let’s start.

Best Browning Bar Scopes – [Editor’s Choice]

1. Vortex Viper PST 3-15×44 Gen II FFP Riflescope

Viper PST Gen II is the first focal riflescope made for hunters. While you can use this as a tactical scope, hunters got the win over here.

Like all the other Vortex riflescopes, Viper is also made out of aircraft-grade aluminum. It’s a durable, lightweight, one-piece housing. The inside of the housing is purged with nitrogen to make it fogproof. On top of that, this scope is water and shockproof as well. Making it an ideal pairing with Browning Bar.

The lenses are Vortex’s prized possession. They are fully multi-coated to be bright and colorful. Their color accuracy and contrast are very good and soothing to the eyes. Low-light performance is noteworthy as well. You won’t have a hard time finding the reticle on your target.

Speaking of reticles, this one comes in various reticle configurations to choose from. The reticle is in the first focal plane. Meaning, the reticle will magnify along the scope itself. It elevates the experience of hunting altogether. It’s something that you don’t appreciate till you use it yourself.

Does it come with mounting rings?

No, Vortex sells them separately.

Where is this made?

They are made in the Philippines.

Does it come with flip-up caps?

You need to purchase flip-up caps from a third party.

2. Primary Arms SLX 1-8x24mm SFP Rifle Scope

Primary Arms is not a new name in the scope industry. They have a ton of scope and other hunting-related accessories under their belt. The SLX is a medium-range hunting rifle suitable for rifles like Browning Bar.

It’s made out of high-quality aluminum. It’s durable and lightweight. Inside of the scope is purged with nitrogen. Nitrogen purge makes the scope resistant to moisture. Resulting in a fog-proof scope. The outside of the scope is extremely durable as well.

Besides having a great body to hold all the components, SLX also features fully multi-coated lenses to help you hunt better. To further improve your aim, SLX has an illuminated reticle. With the help of a CR2032 battery, you can illuminate the red dot partially. You will have the freedom to increase the illumination to up to 11 levels.

Does it come with mounting rings?

No, it doesn’t.

Does it come with lens cover?

Yes, as you can see from the pictures, it comes with lens covers.

Where are they made?

They are made in China and QC inspection is done in Huston.

3. Leupold VX-3HD 3.5-10×40 Rifle Scope

I probably lost count of how many times we have seen this scope on our rankings. That should give you an idea of how good of a sight this is. The Leupold VX series is a lineup of riflescopes with premium features for an affordable price tag.

The build quality of VX-3HD is incredible. There isn’t much going on in the scope design and turrets-wise, but it has a good finish overall. The inside of the scope is purged with nitrogen as well. The scope is water, fog, and shockproof. Together, the trinity makes sure you have a scope that can perform in any given weather.

The lenses are fully multi-coated and they have a twilight light management system. Twilight light management system makes scope perform much better than it should. It’s on par with ED glasses when it comes to light management and low-light performance.

Overall, it’s one of the best riflescopes for the Browning Bar. The synergy is there and the performance of VX-3HD makes it a great riflescope in general.

Is this CDS compatible?

Yes, it is.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA.

Does it come with mounting rings?

It doesn’t.

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4. Zeiss Conquest V6 1-6×24 Rifle Scope

When it comes to making premium riflescopes for the Browning Bar, nothing beats Zeiss. Zeiss is one of the most premium riflescope brands in the world. You can imagine we are not exactly talking about a budget riflescope here.

As expected, the riflescope is made out of extremely durable aluminum. It’s as good as a riflescope possibly can get. The body is durable with a brilliant anodized matte black finish to it. The scope looks premium through and through. It’s water, fog, and shockproof. Making it a perfect pair with the Browning bar. You can hunt or target practice whenever you want with this.

The lenses are fully multi-coated. They perform as you expect them to do. They are flawless. There is no visible distortion or color problem present on the scope. Parallax isn’t an issue with this scope either. It’s as good of a lens as a scope could get.

Where is this scope made?

It’s made in Germany.

What is the tube size?


Is this scope worth it?

That’s a tough question. Of course, it is worth it. But it’s not cheap. If you are willing to spend this much money, Zeiss Conquest 6 is the right way to go.

5. Leupold VX-3HD 2.5-8×36 Rifle Scope

This is the same VX-3HD but in a smaller magnification. And this variant of the VX-3HD is cheaper. It also features the same durable aluminum housing.

Inside of the housing is nitrogen purged to make it fogproof. As the aluminum housing is very durable, it is shockproof as well. It holds onto zero pretty well. You won’t find yourself resetting and fixing the zero after shooting each bullet.

The lenses are fully multi-coated. Besides several coating on the scope, it also offers a twilight light management system. It’s an excellent light management system that makes the scope a better buy than it is. It enhances overall vision and makes the scope perform insanely well in low-light

The reticle here is a duplex. It’s a very good and easy-to-understand reticle. Very beginner-friendly. Combined with the Browning Bar, you have a destructive combo on your hand.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA.

Does it come with lens covers?

It comes with an objective lens sunshade. But doesn’t come with any flip-up lens covers.

Is scope mounts included?

No, it’s not.

Things To Keep in Mind Before Buying

While buying a riflescope, you should keep a couple of things in mind. This will come in super handy when you decide to pull the trigger.

Lens Quality

Lenses are the most important part of a riflescope. You will see through them and hunt through them. If they are not good, then you won’t be able to perform well. Make sure to have a good coated pair of lenses.


Lightweight scopes should have top priority. A good lightweight riflescope will make sure your recoil pattern isn’t changed and you are hitting all of your shots accurately.

Build Quality

If the housing is not strong, the lens won’t stay in place and it will break your scope altogether. That’s why, it’s better to grab a scope with good housing durability.


If you want a good scope for your Browning Bar, then these are the ones to look out for. I hope this list and the article all together were able to help you in the right direction. Set up a budget and ask yourself, what magnification do you need? And how much are you willing to spend on it?

Proceed to grab a scope that matches your criteria. Happy hunting with your new scope and Browning Bar. Till next time.

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